Travel to Malaysia
This peninsula was a major stop on the ancient spice route, attracting traders and explorers from east and west. Malaysia has absorbed influences of the indigenous Malays, Chinese and Indian traders to create a rich culture and culinary heritage.
The UNESCO protected cities of George Town and Malacca are strewn with Javanese mosques, Chinese temples and Edwardian Baroque architecture. Kuala Lumpur is the capital city where the old world meets a vibrant, modern society. Glittering skyscrapers share space with old seasoned markets and Indian temples. Along the coast you’ll find traditional villages and islands that offers lively resorts and secluded beaches, and all sorts of water sports. Lastly, the well-kept secret of East Malaysia (on Borneo the third largest island in the world) consists of great swathes of primary rainforest, exotic wildlife, as well as pristine beaches and unsullied coral reefs.
Sample the yummy delicacies of Malaysia’s night markets from Kuala Lumpur to Penang. Hike through rain forests and relax on the golden sandy beaches. Seek out the languorous traditional ways of life along the way. Travel on one of our curated private tours. Or we can customize a tour to create your perfect Malaysian holiday!
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Malaysia: Kuala Lumpur to Langkawi
When is the Best Time To Visit Malaysia?
Malaysia is located near the equator means it experiences a tropical climate. However the weather is quite diverse between West Malaysia and East Malaysia (Borneo). The best time to visit Malaysia depends on which area of the country you choose.
The capital city and west coast are hot all year round hovering around 86F/30C by day. The humidity is high year-round making it an ideal place to visit for a city and/or beach break. Showers occur year-round too, often in the mid-afternoon, though these short downpours clear up as quickly as they arrive. September and October are the wettest months on the Peninsula’s west coast ((e.g., Kuala Lumpur, Penang and Langkawi) and in Sabah.
Borneo's location on the equator means it experiences a tropical rainforest climate characterized by hot and humid conditions throughout the year with rainfall in most months. Unlike much of Southeast Asia, the dry season is from March to October. This is the best season to visit Borneo and the best time to see orangutans in the wild. Turtles can be seen on Lankayan Island between June and September.